Trump worked his magic saying something ‘outrageous’ to force the media to care about voter fraud.
We’ve been calling it Trump’s ‘lightning rod effect
‘ for years. Trump has a curious habit of pairing a ‘catnip’ statement the press cannot help but pounce on with a topic Trump wants the public to talk about.
You’ve probably noticed the trend. If not, it will really jump out at you from now on.
Is that what Trump’s game plan was when he brought up the issue of voting?
Democrats are pushing, hard, for ballots to be sent out by mail. To everybody.
This is despite many states (especially blue ones) running on badly-outdated lists.
This is despite the fact that about 20% of mail-in votes are typically disqualified in the best of circumstances.
This is compounded by their vicious opposition to ‘racist’ voter ID laws that were supported by this guy:
That narrative is a damned lie. And a tired one at that.
Then again, it’s not as though that fact will disincline them from sharing it.
This is the kind of crap the Dems don’t want us to block:
Nineteen foreign nationals face federal charges in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina for illegally voting in the 2016 federal elections, according to federal charges publicly announced on Wednesday. These charges are the latest indictments to result from an ongoing years-long federal criminal investigation being conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Raleigh office.
A federal grand jury in Wilmington charged seven foreign nationals on August 31 on federal felony charges including falsely claiming U.S. citizenship or making false statements on voter registration application, and with misdemeanor charges of unlawfully casting ballots in the 2016 presidential election. Non-citizens are not eligible to register to vote or to vote in federal elections under U.S. law. — ICE
Or the stories we’ve seen on social media about batches of ballots landing at a person’s home.
Trump kicked a hornet’s nest when he shone a bright light on the fact that many mail-in ballots won’t count in the election.
Here is what is agitating his critics.
Yeah, Donald Trump just called for his supporters to mail in their ballots and then to vote in-person. He's encouraging his supporters to commit voter fraud.pic.twitter.com/5a7lrzl6My
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) September 2, 2020
But the reality is, there is such a thing as a provisional ballot for a reason. Trump is suggesting you fill one out in case something goes wrong in the process — as it inevitably will — so that you are NOT disenfranchised.
Press Sec. Kayleigh McEnany: "Don't take it from me, take it from Jimmy Carter, who said in 2005 as part of a bipartisan commission, 'Absentee ballots remain the largest source of potential voter fraud.'" pic.twitter.com/A1Yi5VfAXs
— The Hill (@thehill) September 4, 2020
Barr took Anderson Cooper to Truthtown on exactly the issue about voter security.
???A must watch video about the insanity of universal mail in ballots. AG Barr destroys CNN!pic.twitter.com/xudtEvHFmD
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) September 3, 2020
Meanwhile, in the real world, there are plenty of reasons to believe the system can fail you. Even some you might not expect.
Why I don’t trust those mail in votes
⁉️ Can I get a ‘ Baa’ ⁉️pic.twitter.com/ykOwmLriCk
— Constitutional Republic (@CRRJA5) September 2, 2020
Let Pelosi and the Media squawk all they want.
That won’t change the facts.